4 x 8 Bridges SF Arts Week
In the tradition of San Francisco’s celebration of the visual arts in January, Mercury 20 Gallery is pleased to participate in 4 x 8-BRIDGES, an online art fair that includes thirty-six Northern California art galleries, each showing four works, as well as a series of talks, webinars, and video walk-throughs. We invite you to visit the site January 25-31, in support of our arts community. Here is the direct link to the Mercury 20 Gallery page ~ 8-Bridges
Mercury 20 has two video events in conjunction with the fair. The first is a roundtable discussion, Zooming In: Form, Pixel, Movement, Story featuring four gallery artists: Kathleen King, Chris Komater, Mary Curtis Ratcliff and Johanna Poethig discuss their work.
VIDEO: Form, Pixel, Movement, Story
The gallery also presents a walk-through of its current group show 2020 Re:Vision presented by gallery artist Christine Meuris.
VIDEO: 2020 Re:Vision Walkthrough
Thanks for watching and we hope you enjoy!
Earth Station Garden
Acrylic on canvas
84 x 84 inches
MARY CURTIS RATCLIFF
acrylic, colored pencil, Japanese ink brush pen and digital inkjet print on milky acetate, steel, monofilament
64 x 60 x 58 inches
Mom and Dad, Chicago, June 23, 1951
30 x 42 inches, framed
Monument to the Precariat 1-3, 2018
Found plastic containers
Fernando Reyes at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery
An exhibition of the work of Fernando Reyes opens in April at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette, featuring new abstract handprinted paper cutouts on panel. Fernando creates one of a kind monoprints with interesting designs and patterns, cuts them and reconstructs them into colorful abstract works. Fernando will be showing with abstract collage artist Ray Beldner. 3620 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, California, April 11 – May 11, Artist reception April 11 6-8pm.
Fernando was also accepted into stARTup Art Fair San Francisco, April 26-28th.
2018 an Eventful Year for Elizabeth Sher
2018 has been an eventful year so far for Elizabeth Sher, one of our newest gallery members. She had her first solo show Icelandscapes at Mercury 20 and also participated in our group show Melting Point. She was selected to show at the first stARTup Small Works Fair in San Francisco the last weekend of September. In the spring she had a solo show at M. Chapel Projects in Sarasota, Florida and was included in two juried group shows at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sonoma County: Bibliophoria and Green. In February-March she was an artist in residence at Green Olive Arts in Morocco and had a screening with panel discussion of her film Rituals of Remembrance: Exploring the Art of Mourning co-produced with Magging Simpson Adams. Over Labor Day her latest short film Connie is screening at HamItUp in Sonoma County and will in included in the Oasis Film Festival in early 2019. You can follow Connie at “connie_the_film” on Instagram.
Artists at StARTup Art Fair
Two Mercury 20 artists, Charlie Milgrim and Fernando Reyes have been chosen to exhibit at San Francisco’s contemporary art fair for independent artists, the StARTup Art Fair. Charlie will be showing a series of work based on photographic explorations at the defunct Bethlehem Steel Factory in Pennsylvania. Fernando will be showing abstract collages inspired by Matisse’s “Cut Outs”.
The fair will be held at the Hotel DelSol, 3100 Webster Street in the Marina district of San Francisco from April 28-30, 2017. For more info: http://sf.startupartfair.com/artists/